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Nintendo E3 will feature nothing but “extended” Zelda demos, and they’re giving away tickets to the show

by Ron Duwell | May 5, 2016May 5, 2016 11:20 am PST

We already have a pretty good idea on what Nintendo will have at E3 2016 this coming June. A whole lot of The Legend of Zelda, and not a whole lot of the NX or anything else. The official schedule announcement doesn’t rattle our expectations at all either, confirming reports we heard last month.

Nintendo even plasters Link all over the announcement image, pretty much dedicating the entire show to him. We now know, at least, that the demos will be lengthy ones.

Nintendo Treehouse: Live

Nintendo’s kickoff to E3 2016 begins at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday, June 14, when Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime introduces “Nintendo Treehouse: Live,” which will be dedicated to a day of live-streamed gameplay from The Legend of Zelda. This will be the world’s first in-depth look at the game, which will also include commentaries by Nintendo developers. This will be available on Twitch, YouTube, and at Nintendo’s E3 website.

E3 Booth

The newest game in The Legend of Zelda franchise will be playable on Wii U for the first time ever at the expo. It will be the only playable game in Nintendo’s booth via extended demos.

Series Producer Eiji Aonuma has said that this new installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise will be a clean break from the conventions of previous games, removing boundaries that forced players to follow a set path and introducing new gameplay that has not been experienced in previous games in the series.

Win a Trip to E3

One lucky fan and a companion will be flown to Los Angeles to enjoy The Legend of Zelda person and be among the first to play the game on the show floor.

Between now and May 10, Nintendo is offering a sweepstakes on Twitter for a chance to win a trip for two to E3 to play the game. Anyone who tweets @NintendoAmerica a note about what The Legend of Zelda series means to them while using the hashtags #MyZeldaLegend and #NintendoSweepstakes will be entered for a chance to win.

Fans can share messages about their favorite games, characters or memories of the franchise. Nintendo will select a winner at random. The prize package includes airfare for two, a hotel stay, tickets to E3, a $500 prepaid VISA debit card. For all the details about the sweepstakes, visit Nintendo’s E3 website.

Again, Nintendo’s show will start from 9AM PT / 12PM PT on Tuesday, June 14.

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Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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